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Climate Change Resources at the UCSB Library: Finding Articles
UCSB Library resources on climate change are interdisciplinary and align with the academic programs, research, and scholarly work of the campus.
WorldCat Discovery @UCSB is a way to find books and other materials located in libraries outside the UC System.
E-Journals for Climate Research
The UCSB Library has access to thousands of electronic journals. Hundreds of them contain research related to climate change. Searching the appropriate indexing databases is the best way to comprehensively find articles on your topic. However, if you wish to browse journals which are likely to contain relevant articles, you may wish to consult the two lists below:
NOTE: Use the campus VPN to access this database. The map feature for selecting the geographic range of news coverage does not work with the proxy server.
Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from U.S. and international news sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. This archive provides comprehensive coverage of current events (history in the making) and historical events. Each newspaper or wire service provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including specific information about local companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and the people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
BioOne Complete is a collection of over 200 full-text biology journals, including journals on forestry, crop and pasture lands, wildlife management and general ecology and contains many studies of the impact of climate change on these areas.
Business Source Complete covers popular magazine, trade journals and scholarly journals dealing with business. It is a good source for articles on the economic impact of climate change, and how businesses and industries are reacting to climate change.
Derwent Innovations Index is the world's premier index to the patent literature. It contains enhanced patent titles and abstracts for better keyword searching. This is a useful source for patents related to carbon dioxide capture and disposal.
Date Coverage: 1963 to present
Materials Indexed: Government Documents; Patents & Trademarks
OSTI.GOV is the research database of the U.S. Department of Energy, covering journal articles and technical reports. It holds a huge amount of material on climate change and related topics. Most technical reports are available as free full-text online through the database.
Date Coverage: 1948 to present.
Materials Indexed: Books; Conference Proceedings; Government Documents; Journal Articles; Technical Reports
This database indexes dissertations and theses from numerous colleges and universities across North America and Europe. Recent University of California dissertations are usually available free as PDFs to UCSB users.
Date Coverage: 1861 - present
Materials Indexed: Theses & Dissertations
This site has a collection of free books published by the RAND organization, a "think tank" supplying analyses for policy development in a wide variety of areas, including hundreds of papers on environment and energy, many of which touch on climate change, greenhouse gases, clean energy and the like.
Date Coverage: 1948 - present
Materials Indexed: Books
SciFinder-n is the premiere database for chemistry and chemical engineering literature. It is an excellent resource for atmospheric chemistry, greenhouse gas chemistry and CO2 capture and remediation. Note: Access to SciFinder at UCSB requires registration using a ucsb.edu e-mail address.
Dates: 1907 - present, with selected material from 1840 - 1907,
Materials indexed: Conference proceedings, Journal articles, Patents, Preprints, Technical reports, Theses and dissertations
Sociological Abstracts is the primary index to the literature of sociology. It contains over 10,000 papers dealing with the sociological impact of climate change, including public perception of climate change, and its effects on human communities.
Web of Science is a wide-ranging index to scholarly journal articles, conference proceedings and books. It indexes and is searchable by cited references, and contains over 200,000 records dealing with climate change.
Date Coverage: Journal Articles: Arts and Humanities: 1975 to present; Sciences: 1945 to present; Social Sciences: 1900 to present.; Conference Proceedings: 1990-present; Books: 2005-present
Materials Indexed: Books; Conference Proceedings; Journal Articles
Alternate Titles: Science Citation Index